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? >> there is a report in the daily news out tonight the new york daily news saying that lanza's mother was trying to get him to go out of the house, to get a job. maybe go to school. but apparently she was having a tough time getting him out of his room. that he would lock himself in and play video games. violent video games for hours at a time according to the new york daily news, shep. >> shepard: rick leventhal in new york tonight. the students who survived the shooting there offering scholarships to students who survived the shooting at sandy hook. uconn announced the plan today. the scholarships will go to sandy hook students who chose to attend the university when they are older. school officials also say they will offer the scholarships to siblings of students who died and children of the adult victims. a spokesman says once the foundation officials get a sense of how much money they are collecting the school will then determine whether it can cover full college costs or just a portion. investigators in mexico have now reportedly linked a gun found near the body of a mexican beauty queen to the f
, and for a 30-day free trial, go to axiron.com. >> shepard: big break here in new york city where police say they've found the car that a killer used to make his escape after shooting a man in the head. that shooting happened broad daylight monday afternoon right near central park in carnegie hall. police say surveillance video shows the gunman getting out of his car to wait for his target, a man named brandon wood d has rd. he was visiting from los angeles and minutes later, the killer walked right up to the man on the right here, and put a bullet in his head. police say they don't yet know the motive for this murder. while they located the get away car across the river in queens, the killer is still on the loose. >>> most americans say our leaders will keep us from falling off the fiscal cliff 20 days from now. that's according to a news pal. 51% say president obama and congress will cut a deal to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. john boehner says he still has serious differences with the president after they exchanged new counteroffers apparently and talked on the phone last
he represented new york's 20th congressional district. now he is in the 19th district. never mind that he still represents just about half of his former constituents. still, that is pretty tough reasoning. to rare win once parts a diplomatic crisis hours before the u.n. general assembly voted to upgrade palestine status to nonmember observer. the official u.n. twitter account released this week on day of solidarity with palestinians stresses urgency reaching one state solution. they just missed it by one member. the un secretary general, of course, supports aid to state solution. they did corrected. student loans may be the next financial bubble. that new york federal reserve bank, risen to $956 billion or more than 4% increase, not only that, the 90 day delinquency rate has risen to 11%. if you need help getting into the christmas spirit this might help you. a missouri businessman is posing as a secret santa giving away $100,000 in hundred dollar bills to hurricane sandy survivors. this generosity is matched only by his humility. he insists on remaining anonymous and not being ph
financial bubble. that new york federal reserve bank, risen to $956 billion or more than 4% increase, not only that, the 90 day delinquency rate has risen to 11%. if you need help getting into the christmas spirit this might help you. a missouri businessman is posing as a secret santa giving away $100,000 in hundred dollar bills to hurricane sandy survivors. this generosity is matched only by his humility. he insists on remaining anonymous and not being photographed all. here is a clue. he and his security entourage have been spotted with red caps watch with the word. [indiscernible] we all love hundred dollar bills, but not everyone feels the same way about the dollar bill. a new report arguing we should get rid of the dollar bill and replace it with a heavier, but longer lasting dollar coin. why? they say because doing so would save us about $146 million per year. if we want to wage a war on currency, maybe they should think about getting rid of the penny. by some estimates it would save the $60 million per year. it costs to and a half cents to make every penny. now, that is a gove
gallagher has more on that. >> reporter: it's a cash cow for new york city. $293 million in the past five years alone. the reason new york is being sued is the drivers think the i is rigging them. federal law says the yellow lights at intersections where the speed olympic is 30-mile-an-hour has to be at least 3 seconds long. trim a seth sent out to engineers. they checked out a dozen lights and found all of the yellow lights were too short. some of them up to a half second short. that half second resulting in tens of thousands of extra tickets. the new york department of transportation says there has been no substantiation that any red light cameras were improperly timed. triple aaa acknowledges their mini study is not enought to support this lawsuit but says there is nothing to support the city's claim that cameras save time. too short yellow lights guarantee lots of citations will be issues but does nothing to improve safety. there are 540 communities in this country that use these cameras. the highest fines right here in california, $480. and most of them are not running the red light.
to new york next, you may want to just chat with roger. i just say what i have suggested and that we've discussed is next time you go to new york you're going to stop by and see him? >> yeah. i'd be happy. i haven't seen him in awhile. he's a brilliant guy. >> he's simply brilliant. >> he is. tell him if i ever ran, but i won't. but if i ever ran, i'd take him up on his offer. e he said he would quit fox. and bankroll it. >>. bankroll it. or maybe i'm confusing that with rupert. >> i know roger he's done okay. but no, i think the one who's bankrolling it is the big boss. >> okay. the big boss is bankrolling it it. roger's going to run it. and the rest of us are going to be your in-house. >> never going to happen. >> my wife would divorce me. and i love my wife. >> tell her it's a beautiful house. >> we have a beautiful house. >> i know. that's the happiest marriage. >> keep your mitts off my dressing room. >> my husband and i have had a very long and happy relationship because we have completely separate bathrooms. >> that's the ticket. >> that is how the tape ends. that recording wa
for failures, security failures prior to benghazi. so to blame susan rice who's over at the u.n. mostly in new york city for benghazi is really a stretch. she was the person who went out on sunday television. and she said today to brian williams that she is not blameless. i think there was a lack of care with the talking points and the republicans seized on it and claims she was being political and trying to be political at a key point in the presidential election campaign, which she strongly denies. >> but you're saying that the president's statements to that effect were not enough because they were not backed up with essentially procedural support for her to be fighting these attacks that could have happened had he nominated her. >> once she's nominated she is armed with the white house counsel's office-w every wise person, man or woman in washington who would be assigned to her to get her through the nomination process. but she was left -- she said she didn't feel that she's a victim here, but she certainly did acknowledge to brian that she thinks politics played a part. and i don't think t
that number continue to grow. christine romans, cnn, new york. >>> danny boston is with me now. he is an economist professor at georgia tech. he predicted this, right? everybody else thought it was dismal. you have been the ocht mist for many, many months now. why did this catch so many people off guard? >> if you look at homes, if you look at the housing sector that's coming back, and then retail sales using the holiday season were very strong. 5.8% in store fronts and 20% on-line sales. there's a lot of strength there, and economists have thought that hurricane sandy would have an adverse affect, and it hurt some, but there's so much going on that the economy -- >> is it possible we haven't seen the full impact of hurricane sandy, that we still might see some of those jobs lost, and it just hasn't been the numbers have not caught up to it yet to the reality? >> absolutely right. we do have to wait another month to get the full picture of it, but it was interesting that we saw initial claims for unemployment compensation initially spiked up right after sandy, and then they began t
and it encourageses, look what is happening in new york and new jersey, politicians are using that as an excuse to get as much money as they can. politicians in washington are turning if into a christmas tree, of pork-barrel spending. melissa: no you're the grin much say forget. brian what do you say? >> well i would agree with that. you know the fema budget was 3 dal billion in the year 2000. this year it will be over $13 billion. at its peak it was 20 one after katrina. it has become a slush fund for local and state governments in a way for the federal government to redistribute monies to areas that are hit but in politically favored way. >> kirsten, do you want to save anyone's christmas on this list or we're throwing them all into the fire? >> like i said. i don't see them as bailouts. i see them as money spent the government has to honor. they can't just not pay debts that have been incurred in their name. once, the money has been spent. it is just like the debt ceiling. people say don't raise the debt ceiling. sorry the money is already spent. melissa: would you bail them out and shut them down
the world. jonathan hunt has more on that from the united nations here in new york. jonathan, quite a debate about the asylum question for assad. and the question is the question is whether president bashar assad has taken the final decision to as he once said live and die in syria. if he does die, it's most likely to be, of course, at the hands of the rebels when they make their final push into the center of damascus, a push which most experts believe is coming. all whether president assad might now be willing to or trying to seek asylum in some friendly country. that would probably boil down to cuba, ecuador venezuela or russia. u.n. secretary general was asked about the asylum question today he did not seem to favor the idea. listen. >> the united nations must not allow any impunity whoever commits gross violation of human rights must be held accountable and should be brought to justice. >> that sentiment was echoed by officials at the u.s. state department who said there has to be, quote: accountability. the counter argument to that is that perhaps anything that gets assad out of syria
? the chairman of one of the most successful wine retailers in new york says you can't. tell you everything you need to know about wind. that's it for tonight on "the willis report." thank you for joining yes. have a great night. receive tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president obama and the house speaker said they would not negotiate the fiscal cliff in public, but it appears that the majority and the most meaningful of those negotiations have, in the sky taken place in public. today no exception with the speaker will have very public press conference demonstrating with unimpeachable clarity that spending cuts, not tax hikes, are the essentials resolution to the fiscal clough. the speaker used visual aids, this visual aid specifically to show how far government spending will be outpacing revenue in the years ahead, which makes utterly irrelevant the president's ultimate in on tax hikes. >> this line is that current baseline for revenue. here if the president got everything he wanted, over 1 trillion in taxes, this is what that would represent. but if you look at the spending probl
it before. the "$360" million deal will give delta a bigger share to the new york to paris flights. he tweeted the partnership will allow virgin to give british airways and the atlantic airlines a run for the money. he's not afraid to take auto competition or a controversial issue, including the legalization of drugs which he supports. in my sit-down with him i asked him about the recent votes in colorado and washington state that legalize marijuana use. here's how he weighed in. you made some news about two states that are legalizing marijuana. you believe this eventually is inevitable and will happen. tell me why. >> well, i'm positive on the global commission on drugs. we spent two years examining it. it's absolutely apparent to it in the 50 years since the united nations got together to create the war that it's failed. so what the commission is saying is please try different approaches. on an immediate basis please stop locking up our children, our brothers and sisters. that's not the way to help them if they have a drug problem. put them through drug rehabilitation, get them well
of different possibilities. >> just when you think -- the year i was born, 1967 in new york, gay people were not allowed to congregate together. you were not allowed to be in the same bar dancing together. i mean, how far things have come so quickly. >> and, you know, 1967 was also the decision in loving versus virginia. that was the famous case that said interracial marriage could not be banned by states. today that looks like -- can you imagine a state that would ban interracial marriage? but 19 states still had that law in 1967. this, gay rights supporters have said, this is the loving versus virginia of gay rights. we'll see. you know, i don't know what the outcome will be. the fact they took both of these cases suggests they are really ready to engage with the issue. it sure looks like they are, the four democratic -- the four democratic members of the court will vote to allow -- to overturn doma, to allow california to have same-sex marriages. i think anthony kennedy, as is often the case, will be the swing vote. >> jeff toobin, thanks very much. >>> tragedy after a prank call makes he
's other funeral for jack pinto, also six years old. a big fan of the new york giants. the giants receiver, victor cruz, tweeted a photo of jack's name, calling him my hero. his one of countless tributes to the innocent victims of friday's attack. rick leventhal is live in sandy hook. what do we know about the two shooting victims who survived? >> initially the reports were there was only one gunshot victim who survived. in fact, there were two women who were both hit in their lower extremities, both were hospitalized and both have now been sent home. police are not reloosing their identities, but do plan to talk to them as soon as they're well enough to answer questions about the events. also today, as you mentioned, the very long and difficult process of funerals and burials began with two six-year-old boys being eulogized and laid to rest. jack pinto remembered as a giants fans with energy and steely determination. and noah pozner, whose twin sister and eight-year-old sister also attended sandy hook. the girls survived, but their brother did not. >> he was celebrated as a pure, innocent
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